President Trump officially terminated the United States’ relationship with the World Health Organization Friday; blasting the group’s handling of the Coronavirus pandemic and their relationship with the Chinese Communist Party.
“Because they have failed to make the requested and greatly needed reforms, we will be today be terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization and redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs,” Trump said at a press conference.
“The world is now suffering as a result of the misfeasance of the Chinese government,” Trump said.
“Chinese officials ignored their reporting obligations to the World Health Organization and pressured the World Health Organization to mislead the world when the virus was first discovered by Chinese authorities,” he said. “Countless lives have been taken and profound economic hardship has been inflicted across the globe.”
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BACKLASH BUILDS: Calls for Resignation of WHO Director Grow Over Handling of Coronavirus, Ties to China
An international backlash grew Monday morning against the Director of the World Health Organization over his response to the global Coronavirus pandemic and close ties to the Chinese government.
“Amid persistent criticism that his organization failed to properly oversee China’s coronavirus response and worked to downplay the communist nation’s responsibility for the pandemic, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is facing growing calls for his resignation from American politicians and others around the world,” reports Fox News.
Dr. Tedros deceived the world. At one point, he even praised China’s ‘transparency' during its coronavirus response efforts despite a mountain of evidence showing the regime concealed the severity of the outbreak. This deception cost lives. https://t.co/ymmnCTeV8O
— Martha McSally (@SenMcSallyAZ) April 3, 2020
For the first time, #China has reported no domestic #COVID19 cases yesterday. This is an amazing achievement, which gives us all reassurance that the #coronavirus can be beaten. https://t.co/py3Ka2cbLK
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) March 20, 2020
“Dr. Tedros deceived the world. At one point, he even praised China’s ‘transparency’ during its coronavirus response efforts despite a mountain of evidence showing the regime concealed the severity of the outbreak. This deception cost lives,” said Senator Martha McSally.
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BREAKING: NYC 'Postpones' St. Patrick’s Day Parade for First Time Since 1762 Over Coronavirus Fears
New York City officials postponed the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Wednesday over fears of an additional Coronavirus outbreak in the nation’s largest metropolis.
“New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade was canceled for the first time in more than 250 years over coronavirus fears after dozens of New Yorkers contracted the new disease, according to reports,” reports the NY Daily News.
“The parade along Fifth Avenue has been held every year since 1762, drawing some 2 million spectators and revelers. Another 150,000 march in the parade,” adds the newspaper.
NEW | NYC’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is cancelled for the first time in 258 years over coronavirus fears ☘️😑https://t.co/OO7ZkgbfFC
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) March 11, 2020
— New York Post (@nypost) March 11, 2020
The World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 -better known as Coronavirus- a global “pandemic” Wednesday; confirming the disease is responsible for 4,291 deaths in 114 countries around the world.
“We have therefore made the assessment that #COVID19 can be characterized as a pandemic,” said a release from the organization.
🚨 BREAKING 🚨
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) March 11, 2020
“During a media briefing Wednesday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the WHO, said there are now more than 118,000 cases of COVID-19 in 114 countries, with 4,291 deaths,” reports Fox News.
“All countries can still change the course of this pandemic,” Tedros said. “If countries detect, test, treat, isolate, trace and mobilize their people in the response.”
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.